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“Shocking” Cost Results Between the Tesla Model 3 and Y!

The Street - Shocking Tesla Model 3 to Model Y Costs

“Shocking” Cost Results Between the Tesla Model 3 and Y!

“The Street” wrote an article recently where they revealed to their audience Sandy Munro’s finding on the cost comparisons between these two Tesla vehicles.

“The results are shocking. There’s a big, giant difference between the cost of the Model 3 [in 2018] and this Model Y in 2020, and the cost went down significantly!” – Sandy Munro

When Munro tore down and analyzed the first releases of the Tesla Model 3 in early 2018, the first findings were less than favorable:  A fit and finish that was comparable to a Kia in the 90’s, paint peeling and abnormalities, body engineering choices that were over-engineered, cumbersome, and expensive, etc.  However, Munro did find a lot of impressive leaps in technology for the motor and the “Superbottle”, to name a few.  Sandy then assembled several ideas/recommendations for improvement on that vehicle which it appears that Tesla took to heart and implemented on their Model Y.

“We were impressed with the step-change that has occurred at Tesla and no other car company has pulled off this kind of technological and quality turn around in so short of a time!” – Sandy Munro.

And Elon Musk was watching, at first, not a fan of Munro’s criticisms on the Model 3, but after watching carefully for some time, became admittedly respectful of Munro’s engineering analysis.  Even going so far as to tweet: “Munro’s analysis of Tesla engineering is accurate, both pro & con.  I think he will appreciate some elements of the Model Y body design.”

Appreciate we did!  Many of these suggestions were implemented on the Y and resulted in a car that currently blows other EVs out of the water.  To investors though, what is most striking is that by implementing these improvements on the Model Y, they have also drastically reduced the cost of the vehicle, while still reaping a higher profit margin than on a Model 3…

To read the full article from The Street, click here:  https://www.thestreet.com/tesla/articles/sandy-munro-tesla-model-y-costs-are-shocking

Speaking of the Model Y, our Model Y report which showcases all the leading EV technology and those suggestions Munro gave to Tesla can now be purchased. No other car we have analyzed has this many technology leaps.  One of those leaps is the Octovalve and Thermal System which is such a unique technology that we created a separate report just on it.  Also, Munro has reports on 3 EV Inverters and a comparison of 10 of the leading EV motors and the Model 3.

If you are serious about competing in the new EV world, these reports are a must-have.  Don’t be left in the dust while your competitors reap the knowledge contained in these tomes.  Reports of this type don’t exist anywhere else in the market.  Contact sales@leandesign.com for more information.

 

Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

Tips for Tesla E2 - Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging
Tips for Tesla E2 – Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Charging

In today’s episode, Sandy Munro talks about the vehicle-to-grid charging for Tesla vehicles and EV’s in general as well as vehicle to vehicle charging and inherent issues that are underlying within them.

What happens if you get stuck on the road with no charge in your car? Or what happens if you need to charge from home but a giant storm has cut the power to your house and/or neighborhood and maybe even your solar panels (should you have them) are damaged and you can’t get power to your car?

As Sandy gets into the weeds of the electronics, he points some of the so-called solutions to these issues isn’t so simple as a quick physical add-on or just doing software updates to the car.  Sending power backwards through the system isn’t physically possible due to the nature of the existing circuitry, however, redesigning the car introducing bi-directional circuitry might solve this issue.

Sandy suggests some other novel ideas, but to learn them you have to watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qM0LpsYb6A&t=5s

Tesla Model Y – Failure to Foam?

Tesla Model Y - Failure to Foam

Tesla Model Y – Failure to Foam?

“Ok boys and girls.  What do you think you just saw there?  This is not what we expected to see from Tesla,” remarks Sandy Munro as he tears apart the back end of the Tesla Model Y and finds a bag of foam attached to the structure, placed as a clumsy afterthought in order to get rid of NVH issues with the car.  “I’ve never seen that before, but I can tell you it is completely ineffective,” Sandy goes on to say.

While most everything the Munro team has uncovered in the Tesla Model Y has been exciting, impressive, and in some cases revolutionary, this was one of the biggest fails that Sandy discovered during the intensive teardown.

Even though Sandy’s take away was that the foam bag, “is a remarkably bad find,” he does have a nifty time tested solution.

So how should Tesla (or other car companies) solve this sort of problem?  Well, you will have to watch the video (CLICK HERE).

Need more?  The Model Y report is almost finished, along with the Octovalve and Thermal System, the Inverter report, a comparison of 10 of the leading EV motors and the Model 3.  If you are serious about competing in the new EV world, these reports are a must-have.  Don’t be left in the dust while your competitors reap the knowledge contained in these tomes.  Reports of this type don’t exist anywhere else in the market.  Contact sales@leandesign.com for more information.

Teslarati covers Munro Q and A – Model Y Has No Competition!

Teslarati Article Sandy Munro thinks Tesla has no competitors.

Teslarati covers Munro Q and A – Model Y has no competition!

Teslarati recently did a story on Munro’s Q&A session on the Munro Live YouTube site, where Sandy Munro says, “I don’t think anyone right now has a way of challenging Tesla.”

After the intense teardown that Munro did on the Tesla Model Y, Sandy Munro and his team got a very real picture of where the Model Y stands versus their EV competition from legacy carmakers… and it puts them into a completely different echelon.

Check out the full article here:  https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-dominance-has-no-rivals-sandy-munro-video/

Also, if you want to learn more about the Tesla Model Y beyond what’s discussed in the 40 episode series, check out the Tesla Model Y prospectus here or contact Munro at sales@leandesign.com.

Munro & Associates’ Tesla Model Y Teardown Showcases New Casting Procedure

Munro & Associates’ Tesla Model Y Teardown Showcases New Casting Procedure

Munro & Associates’ Tesla Model Y Teardown Showcases New Casting Procedure  

In a recent article by Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine’s Charles Morris, he covers the new casting procedure used by Tesla for the Model Y, which replaces 70 underbody parts with one casting.

Stating that Tesla is constantly working to simplify the manufacturing process for its vehicles, Charles shares one of 40 episodes covering Munro’s recent teardown of the Model Y where Munro CEO Sandy Munro gives viewers a look at the new innovative parts.

In this episode, Sandy walks viewers through the underside of the mega castings, sharing many of the characteristics and advantages.

Be sure to check out the full article here.

Interested in viewing more episodes of Munro’s Model Y teardown? Visit www.MunroLive.com for full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process.

Also, if you want to learn more about the Tesla Model Y beyond what’s discussed in the 40 episode series, check out the Tesla Model Y prospectus here or contact Munro at sales@leandesign.com.

Sandy Munro Talks Top 5 Improvements in Tesla Model Y with E for Electric

Sandy Munro Talks Top 5 Improvements in Tesla Model Y with E for Electric

Sandy Munro Talks Top 5 Improvements in Tesla Model Y with E for Electric

Returning for another segment with E for Electric, Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro speaks with Alex Guberman following Munro’s teardown of the Tesla Model Y.

Before getting into the details of the Model Y, Alex and Sandy walk through a few parts of Munro’s Model Y teardown episodes, from the window smashing and the mysterious bottle of whiskey that viewers had to know more about.

In the episode, Sandy shares the top five improvements he discovered were made to the Model Y compared to what he found in the Model 3. From the body to the electronics bay, Sandy goes into detail on the changes he was pleased to see … as well as one he’s glad hasn’t changed with the Model Y.

To view the full episode and hear Sandy’s thoughts on the Model Y’s top five improvements, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmSwuPZeuyE.

If you want to learn more about the Tesla Model Y beyond what’s discussed in the 40 episode series, check out the Tesla Model Y prospectus here or contact Munro at sales@leandesign.com.

Sandy Munro on All Things EV with Sean Mitchell

Sean Mitchell interviews Sandy Munro on his Tesla Model Y teardown show

Sandy Munro on All Things EV with Sean Mitchell

Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro recently joined Sean Mitchel of All Things EV to discuss Munro’s recent teardown of the Tesla Model Y Performance.

In the episode, Sean and Sandy cover a number of topics from Model Y paint issues and the Octovalve, to wiring and Model 3 and Model Y comparisons, and Sandy shares his thoughts on what he says is the best EV Tesla makes.

Answering Sean’s questions, Sandy walks viewers through some of the negatives and positives he discovered while tearing down the Model Y, but overall speaks very highly of the vehicle stating: “I never recommended the Model 3 to anybody, but I’ve already recommended the Model Y to a dozen people.” And later adds: “I haven’t recommended any electric car up until the Y.”

With this final question, Sean asks Sandy what the next EV will be that Munro will purchase and teardown, but Sandy wants to know what the viewers might like to see next and Munro will work to make something happen. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment on the video or you can contact Munro here.

To conclude, Sandy shares how viewers can purchase parts of the Model Y or Model 3 Munro has listed for sale on the Munro Live website.

You can view the whole video here.

Lastly, are you interested in getting a deeper look at all of the secrets of the Model Y?  Want to know how the leading EV motors stack up against each other?

Get the prospectus for these reports now:

Tesla Model Y

10 Electric Motor Report

Sandy Munro Patreon Model Y Q and A

Munro Patreon Q and A Model Y

Sandy Munro Patreon Model Y Q and A Today at 2:00 pm EST

Taking a different tact today and not providing a regular episode of the Model Y teardown. Instead, at 2:00 pm Sandy will hold an exclusive Q and A for our Patreon subscribers.  If you sign up and subscribe you can ask Sandy any question you feel like – Model Y or… well anything!

Friday will be the last installment in the video series of the Tesla Model Y teardown for now.  We really hope you enjoyed our series and we hope to bring you more quality videos in the future.  That being said, if you are interested in purchasing our detailed report of the Model Y that goes into much more depth, please reach out!

This report is thousands of pages long and contains all kinds of data gems that you won’t find anywhere else, and certainly not for this price.  In Sandy’s estimation, this EV is about 5 or more years ahead of its time and has all kinds of new technologies and design changes that put it above the competition.  If you don’t want to be left in the dust and instead leapfrog your product into the future then you need this report.  Check out the Tesla Model Y Prospectus here.  Also, these zones can be purchased individually.  Contact our sales team to find out more: sales@leandesign.com.

Model Y Series: Episode 39: Sandy Talks About Electronics, Body Controllers & Steering Rack

Model Y E39 Electronics, Body Controllers & Steering Rack

Episode 39: Sandy Talks About Electronics, Body Controllers & Steering Rack

Welcome back to episode 39 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro talks about electronics, body controllers and the steering rack.

The episode starts with Sandy sharing some information about the carbon fiber spoiler before he takes a look at the body control modules from the Model Y and Model 3. Comparing the two boards, Sandy sees continual improvement with the Model Y.

Next, Sandy gives an overview of the steering rack and how it works.

Check out the full details here.

Attention!  Our video series on the Model Y is coming to a close.  We would like to announce that the Tesla Model Y report will be finished in a matter of weeks and it contains a vast amount of information NOT covered in these videos.  This report is thousands of pages long and contains all kinds of data gems that you won’t find anywhere else, and certainly not for this price.  In Sandy’s estimation, this EV is about 5 or more years ahead of its time and has all kinds of new technologies and design changes that put it above the competition.  If you don’t want to be left in the dust and instead leapfrog your product into the future then you need this report.  Check out the Tesla Model Y Prospectus here.  Also, these zones can be purchased individually.  Contact our sales team to find out more: sales@leandesign.com.

Model Y Series: Episode 38: Seat Day at Munro

Model Y E38 - Seat Day at Munro

Episode 38: Seat Day at Munro

Welcome back to episode 38 of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro walks us through Tesla’s seat design.

Sandy takes a look at a seat from the Model Y, which has something in common with all other Tesla’s, and that’s the seat frame. He then gives us an overview of seat safety from the seatbelt and airbag to the anchor pre-tensioner and more.

Next, Sandy shares different seat designs throughout the automotive industry, including some historical content.

You can find the full details of Sandy’s seat overview here.

Attention!  Our video series on the Model Y is coming to a close.  We would like to announce that the Tesla Model Y report will be finished in a matter of weeks and it contains a vast amount of information NOT covered in these videos.  This report is thousands of pages long and contains all kinds of data gems that you won’t find anywhere else, and certainly not for this price.  In Sandy’s estimation, this EV is about 5 or more years ahead of its time and has all kinds of new technologies and design changes that put it above the competition.  If you don’t want to be left in the dust and instead leapfrog your product into the future then you need this report.  Check out the Tesla Model Y Prospectus here.  Also, these zones can be purchased individually.  Contact our sales team to find out more: sales@leandesign.com.